During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name.
He later went back to his birth name, Joaquín, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably in the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000).
, they fell for each other while filming the biblical epic, which features Rooney as the titular character and Phoenix as Jesus Christ, in Italy.
To further speculations, Rooney, 31, reportedly skipped out on the Golden Globes last weekend to be with Phoenix, 42.
To this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.
Especially if that man bun happens to be atop the gorgeous heads of Harry Styles, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, and Zayn Malik!
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They were also photographed leaving the ceremony while holding hands and heading to the same car.
Check out the cute Cannes photos of the rumored couple below…